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Insurance Educator, 2000
This packet contains three issues of "The Insurance Educator," a newsletter published for high school educators as a means to improve the understanding of insurance and its role in society through the education of teachers and students. Some representative articles include the following: "Protecting Your Bike from Theft"; "Tornadoes: Be Prepared";…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Classroom Techniques, Crime Prevention, High Schools
West, Jonathan – 1992
It is argued that a functional-notional syllabus is practical and useful for second language instruction at the college level. It constitutes a natural progression from secondary school curricula that emphasize communication in that it uses the same basic organization and similar categories. However, it differs from them in that it pays particular…
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
Morris, Robert, Ed. – 1989
This volume examines the teaching of statistics in the whole range of education, but concentrates on primary and secondary schools. It is based upon selected topics from the Second International Congress on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS 2), convened in Canada in August 1986. The contents of this volume divide broadly into four parts: statistics in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, College Mathematics, Educational Cooperation, Educational History
Kreps, Gary L. – 1984
The case study method, a technique for examining realistic organizational problems through systematic analysis, is a very useful tool in the organizational communication class. Case analysis involves the identification and examination of salient issues causing the problems that organizational members are experiencing, as well as the development of…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Course Content, Critical Thinking
Bates, A. W. – 1985
For television to be used effectively, teachers need to reorganize their teaching to increase the children's interaction with the program material. One way of getting more participation is to preview and pre-record a program, stopping the replayed cassette at key points, questioning the class, and having them discuss the sequence just seen.…
Descriptors: Editing, Educational Television, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials
Long, Donna Reseigh – 1986
Although listening comprehension has been identified as the first and most important foreign language skill, research has shown that little class time is devoted to developing more than very basic listening skills. Early practice in listening in a foreign language helps to develop both language skills and confidence in communicating in the target…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Instructional Materials
Valett, Robert E. – 1983
A practical guidebook of ideas, lesson materials, and related resources for developing imaginative and productive thinking skills of children is presented to assist teachers and parents. Emphasis is placed on the use of strategies and techniques that enhance originality, mental imagery, reverie, reflection, humor, novel playfulness, and divergent…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Creative Development, Creative Thinking, Creativity
Becker, James, M. – 1985
Background information to help educators teach about nuclear disarmament is presented. There are six sections. The first section, "Nuclear Arms Education: Avoiding the Final Catastrophe," discusses the national priority of preparing for war, militarism as a value, and the mushroom cloud and spaceship earth as symbols of a global age. The second…
Descriptors: Activism, Disarmament, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
Smith, Christopher J.; Hanham, Robert Q. – 1982
Intended for geography professors, students, and researchers, this publication explores some topics in the area of alcohol use and abuse that are potentially suited for geographical research. There are four chapters. Chapter 1 introduces some of the more familiar arguments for and against alcohol consumption. The second chapter deals with the…
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Drinking, Drug Abuse, Geography Instruction
Holcomb, H. Briavel; Beauregard, Robert A. – 1981
A geographic perspective of urban revitalization is provided in this publication, which is intended for geography professors, students, and researchers. There are seven chapters. Chapter 1 discusses the geographical aspects of urban revitalization. Urban decline and redevelopment is the focus of the second chapter. Discussed are parks, civic…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Grants, Higher Education, Human Geography
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Rice, Gwenda H. – Social Education, 1990
Analyzes the difficulty of depicting a round world on a flat surface by identifying distortions in the traditional Mercator Projection. Questions whether its Eurocentric bias culturally conditions students. Presents other world maps that attempt to resolve more fairly the shape/area problem, including some drawn with computers. Encourages teachers…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Critical Thinking, Cultural Images, Cultural Influences
Faggella, Kathy; Horowitz, Janet – Instructor, 1990
Seven forms of intellectual accomplishment are identified; each type forms the basis of a certain learning style. This article outlines how to recognize the characteristics of each form of intelligence and how to supply the materials, activities, and experiences that will reinforce these strengths in students. (IAH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Intelligence
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Oldfield, Bernard J. – Mathematics in School, 1991
Discussed are reasons why games should be included in the mathematics curriculum at all levels. Presented are arguments for this position and ways of enhancing the use of games in the learning of mathematics. Included are a definition of a mathematical game and types of mathematical games. (KR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Games, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education
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Post, Linda Williams – English Journal, 1987
Advocates the effective use of videotapes of classic novels in the English classroom to stimulate interest, motivate learning, and enrich curriculum. Since only a limited number of full-length novels can be read in a survey course, some can be viewed instead, and the number of novels studied can be increased in this way. (NKA)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Environment, English Curriculum, Films
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Carrol, Joyce Armstrong – English Journal, 1985
Explains how TV can be used to help students understand the general principles of research. (EL)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Instructional Materials, Programing (Broadcast), Research Papers (Students)
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